N-8392 Sørvågen, Lofoten Islands, Norway.

The company has now closed down after 18 years in the service of tourism in Lofoten. Business has now been taken over by a new, younger company. Click here for further details.
www.lofoten-info.no - E-mail: lte@lofoten-info.no

(Established 1987)



Lofoten Tourist Enterprises AS (LTE)
was founded in August 1987, with 14 local shareholders.

Environmentally sustainable tourism and local community development have been the company’s main fields of operation from the beginning. Over the years, LTE has initiated and supervised a wide range of local and regional development projects, for the most part based in western Lofoten.


Our natural surroundings and culture are attractive, but also vulnerable. In the future, North Norwegian nature, culture and character will be sought after by an increasing number of travellers from other parts of the world – continuing a process that began over a hundred years ago.

A determined effort will enable the Lofoten Islands to build up a position as one of the country’s most exciting and attractive “tourist magnets.” This will boost local business at all levels and help check the effects of a comprehensive process of national centralization. But if we are to assert ourselves in the future competition for tourists, the type of tourism we offer must be based on the sustainable utilization of nature, culture and human resources.

Ecology/Economics/Human Settlement – an important connection 
The maintenance of vibrant, decentralized human settlement is the best way to preserve the environment. We must acknowledge the fact that the local consumer is also the best conservationist, due to his local knowledge and long-standing traditions.
If we are economically, socially and culturally dependent on a resource, it is easier for us to take on the role of its guardian and protector. This applies to the coastal population’s and the coastal fishermen’s relationship to the fish resources, and also to the relationship the villagers and tourist hosts have to the surrounding environment – the enjoyment of which is what their guests are paying for.

This means that decentralized human settlement helps preserve environmental qualities that both the fisheries and the tourist industry are dependent on.

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